A 28-year-old member asked:
I eat healthy and exercise and can't get rid of belly fat. ideas?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Weight Loss: I applaud you for eating healthy, for that is a great start. Be sure that in addition to healthy foods you are practicing portion control. Also, change up the types of exercise you are doing to lose weight. Cardio (running, biking, swimming) will help burn some fat while you exercise, but make sure to build muscle too. Muscle burns fat for energy at rest, and glucose for energy during exercise.
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Last updated Mar 21, 2015
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